If you are a Patriots fan this is a move you cannot be a fan of. Julian Edelman is a definition of a Patriots player because he will do anything for your team if it puts them in a better position to win. He will return punts, he will play defensive back, and he is a very good wide receiver and he showed that last year. With Edelman basically being the focal point of the Patriots passing offense he managed to have 105 receptions for 1,056 yards and 6 touchdowns.
Now this does not mean Julian will necessarily leave the Patriots. It just means other teams around the league can offer him contracts. The bad part about this is teams will most likely offer him more money than the Patriots. Will he stay? Will he go? That I do not know. But you would think Kraft and Belichick would learn from last years Wes Welker departure and pay Edelman.